Igor Siwanowicz  When the praying mantis (Rhombodera basalis) feels threatened, she transforms herself into a dancing alien. This species, native to Malaysia, grows to be as much as 10 centimeters. When the mantis goes into her famous praying pose, she's not paying tribute to a higher authority, but getting ready to spring on its prey.

Igor Siwanowicz When the praying mantis (Rhombodera basalis) feels threatened, she transforms herself into a dancing alien. This species, native to Malaysia, grows to be as much as 10 centimeters. When the mantis goes into her famous praying pose, she's not paying tribute to a higher authority, but getting ready to spring on its prey.

Poodle moth (Artace sp, perhaps A. cribaria), Venezuela

Poodle moth (Artace sp, perhaps A. cribaria), Venezuela

I'm researching the species...its a beetle, which means this could take a long time...unless they are photoshopped....

I'm researching the species...its a beetle, which means this could take a long time...unless they are photoshopped....

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